Situated only a half an hour’s drive west of Singapore's central business district, the two 18-hole courses of Raffles Country Club – Lake and Palm – lie within a 365-acre site on the banks of the Tengeh Reservoirs.
The Palm Course is actually considered to be the tougher of the two courses and it was the venue for the Asian PGA Championship in 1997 and 1998. It is laid out over undulating terrain with lush fairways and tranquil waterways creating a course as picturesque as it is challenging.
Robert Trent Jones II originally designed the Lake course and Nelson & Haworth extensively upgraded it in 2001. Regarded as the more forgiving of the two courses, it may be more popular with social golfers but its fast and true greens are a real test for even the best putters.
Located at the junction of the western ends of the Pan Island and the Ayer Rajah Expressways, access to the Country Club is easy from anywhere in Singapore. The Palm is a tough test from the back tees and the Lake is a less demanding but no less enjoyable sibling with buggies compulsory on both courses.
Sadly both courses at Raffles Country Club will cease to operate in 2018 due to Singapore’s land authorities non-renewal of the lease.
The Lake provides a challenge that can be enjoyed from the more to the less accomplished golfer. The condition is great and the service excellent. A prestige country club in a top location.